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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Exploring the 5 Senses

The school organised the sense booths - rooms displaying what they have learnt pertaining to the 5 senses.
My favourite booth was the smell & taste one- for obvious reasons...
Smell: Tiny matkas and cups filled with aromas- clove, dettol, vicks, powder, flowers, garlic, ginger, coffee...and so on and covered with perforated silver foil. Well, a test for my senses also. And to my delight the kids remembered what they had smelled and tasted more than what they had seen and heard!Taste: Testing the taste buds- the four basic tastes- sweet, sour, salty and bitter... Identifying the flavour type- Mango, Lime, Orange & Pineapple and types of major fruits...
A look at the dentures... Sound- Exploring various sounds of the musical intruments- drums, music system, jal tarang, knock on wood, clatter of pans, squeak of toys, growl of an animal, jingle of bells and blind boxes with coins/ sand/ buttons/ rajma that need to be shaken and identified. Ojas did try to cheat looking through the gaps and Tejas simply opened the boxes to check them out. I am told they do well in the class exercises though.

Sight & Touch
Colours, shapes, textures- soft, hard, rough, pokey, kalaeidoscope, activities including matching textures/ shapes colours Here they string same colour in a wire.

I only wish each stall had a short explanation printed on a chart paper for more clarity for parents.

10 comments:

Monika,Ansh said...

sounds like a great concept for the kids! Love the bitter expression :)

choxbox said...

very nice itchy!

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Do your sons go to KK by any chance? My EO passed out of there and they had done the exact same thing! The YO is there now and I'm looking forward to these parent-child activities with him now!

Sue said...

What a wonderful idea! I love it, Itchy.

Maybe you should have something along these lines for a client presentation one day.

the mad momma said...

oh i LOVE the bitter face!!!

Mama - Mia said...

this is so so cool!! :)

love the idea, the execution and kids' expressions are priceless!!

cheers!

abha

How do we know said...

Great for the kids! Gosh! The things we do with our kids! :-)

dipali said...

Lovely concept and great pictures!

Artnavy said...

cool pics!! awesome- i am going to suggest this u know where

Mimi said...

Wowww sounds like a cool idea..and the pics are priceless..